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  • How in the world do you say my last name?!!! Po-check...now that we have the awkwardness out of the way..lets move onto the good stuff. ;)

    I am a child of God and a believer of Jesus Christ. A nurturer and trainer of one amazing daughter and one super sweet son.

    I LOVE capturing romance, turning engagement sessions into a fun date, and enhancing chemistry with my couples.
    I mainly specialize in working with couples and weddings--and love seeing marriages succeed. Be sure to check out my Monday Marriage Matters blog posts. :)
    My 2nd specialty is working with highschool senior girls. And my passion is to see one girl after another see the true beauty within once seeing their images.

    Inspired by The Creator and His nature all around me. Inspired to impress. Inspired to inspire others.

    I have been told that I am known for drawing one into the artistry of the moment, fluidly arresting an instant in time, while enabling the audience to continue the moment in its mind's eye. There's a magical impression left on one's soul after viewing such photography, as it becomes visual food for the soul..... POETRY STANDING STILL, BUT ALIVE IN YOUR SOUL.

    “We must hunger after the beautiful and good"... (George Eliot)

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Monday Marriage Matters

This is a previous post I had written a few months back, but wanted to share again on this lovely Monday!!!!

Marriage….you have to work at it….not every once in awhile….but.every.single.day. Sure, there will be high days, where you think, we have the best marriage ever. Then, there will be days when you ask yourself, what did I get myself into? But, no matter the day you are having with your spouse, or year for that matter, it all resorts back to, how much do you fear God? What does Scripture say about marriage? And what is the world telling you how marriage should look like?

It is plain as day…God says, “I hate divorce” Malachi 2:16

You wonder why I dive right into the answer being divorce when we are a valley with our marriage. Society and culture tells us to bail out when we are not happy, and when the newness wears off. Did you know the first 10 years of marriage are the hardest? With anything; toys, clothes, friends, cars…the new wears off. Does that mean, you ditch them when it begins to fade, or when the batteries run out, when the new car smell exchanges with a dirty sock odor? I sure hope not. I hope you look at those things, and think of ways to improve it.

If your clothes are fading, well maybe try some awesome detergent that brightens up colors. I am sure it has been invented.:)Just like in our marriages, the new will begin to fade, but that is when we get to grow in our marriage and make new memories. Just as the seasons change, our marriages change. We start out like summer–so hot with passion, we can’t keep our hands off each other. Then, we move into fall, the beautiful colors that take our breaths away soon have to fall off the trees to the ground. We either choose to let those leaves die there, and never move forward into the hardest season of them all….winter….trees that have lost their leaves and life of color. Winter is where we have to fight off the nasty colds that make us want to curl up in bed, and never get out. If you continue to persevere and see the new blooms of spring, the blooms of hope, something to grasp onto…your safe…you made it through, now keep blooming as the buds all over the earth are during this beautiful season of spring. Spring is a time to become alive again…what step will you take to not go down the path of divorce, but to go down the path of life? Life that is full of pain, but also full of laughter. I promise the connection is still there…sometimes we just have to dig back in, date again…get your spouses attention like you use to before you were married. TALK. and if it comes down to it, get counseling.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and time for peace” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Can you look over these passages and apply them to your marriage? I can reassure you, you are not alone. There is nothing new under the sun. But, there is a time for everything. Whatever the case may be, know there is a time for it. Take this time to grow. To persevere. To move toward a marriage that makes it through the dead cold winter and blossoms like a beautiful tulip in the spring.

love to all

Anna

 


Commercial Work for Gracylu Originals

One teaser from this evenings shoot for the very lovely owner of Gracylu Originals.  She makes the most beautiful headpieces!!! I am honored to photograph some of her pieces….but just had to share this lovely warm image, even though it was quite freezing when we took these.

Many, MANY, more images to come!!!!

 


New Blog = A Giveaway!!!

Hello and welcome to my NEW blog!!!! I am sure there are still some tweaks I need to make to it, but I just could not wait any longer to share it with YOU!! And in honor of my new blog and it being the season of giving, I am having a big giveaway….

The picture below is a 10×10 whimsical frame by http://www.hardwoodframes.com/ This would make for an awesome Christmas gift!!! Who wants in on the details?! Ok, this is what I need from you!!

  1. Like this post.
  2. Share this on your fb wall by clicking on the link below this post…that says, share on facebook. Once you share, tell all your friends to come by and put their name in for the drawing.
  3. If you have not liked my facebook page, come on over and “like” me today and let me know by posting it on my wall.
  4. I will announce the winner one week from today!!!
  5. Oh, and be sure to comment on this post below too!! The more you share, the more chances you have of winning!!!

 

 

Oh….and be sure to check out all my new links on my blog!!


Jessica - December 8, 2011 - 8:41 pm

I’m not sure how many comments I’m supposed to leave, so here’s one: I LOVE this post! :)

Emily Dobson - December 8, 2011 - 8:46 pm

Looks great, Anna! Very unique style. The quality now matches up to the quality of your portraits! Congrats on the new blog!

gianna - December 9, 2011 - 2:03 am

Loving the new blog!

Joanna Caldwell - December 9, 2011 - 2:40 am

Lovely website to showcase your lovely pictures! Nicely done!

Anna Pociask - December 9, 2011 - 3:25 am

Thanks ladies!!! It sure does make a huge difference…I have waited a long time to get this, and could not be happier!!

Heather M - December 9, 2011 - 3:32 am

I shared your page and already am a fan on facebook!! Website looks great.

Karon murphy - December 9, 2011 - 11:02 am

Love the frame!

Jessica burdge - December 12, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Your website is gorgeous!

Tiffany - December 14, 2011 - 1:33 pm

I would love to win this frame!!! Love the new blog, too!! Just gorgeous!!

Susan Ragar - December 14, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Love the new website!!! Can’t wait to see who wins!!

Monday Marriage Matters

Father, we are glad to follow Christ. We have died to self. The life that we possess now is the life to come, not the life on this earth. With joy we look forward to all of eternity with you! (written in the back of my bible many years ago)

Marriage = partnership. When two come together, it is not only physical, but also spiritually and mentally.
Marriage = sacrifice. When two come together, it will take daily sacrifice.
Marriage = eternity. When two come together, set your hearts on things above, so the world does not entice you with the lusts of the world.

A few sneak peeks from a wedding I shot with Kassie Moore Photography this weekend in New York.


Monday Marriage Matters

Marriage is something I am very passionate about, not only in my own marriage, but also to see other couples flourish and grow as a couple as well. Life has been way busy lately with my business, holidays, and let alone keeping up with my very own precious family. But, what’s funny is that this still small voice kept telling me, begin a blog post every Monday on Marriage…It’s funny, even in the midst of our crazy lives God still pursues us to use the gifts and talents He has given us. I truly believe He has given me a talent to write words that I am not able to speak aloud. Teaching in front of others just does not come naturally to me, but when I write, I feel God leading my every thought. Don’t get me wrong, there are many days I get dang writers block!
But, all that to say, I have surrendered, and I will be beginning this Monday Marriage Matters posts…

I kept pondering how in the world will I begin, there ARE SO MANY areas to discuss when it comes to marriage. As I was rocking my baby boy tonight, it makes complete sense to start with me, a wife. What does being a wife look like in my home, and what do I strive to be like each day as a wife to my husband and role model for my daughter.

Almost 6 years under my belt I can honestly say marriage is the best decision I have ever made. Becoming a wife has stretched me, taught me to die to myself, revealed my weaknesses, helped me understand submission, and mostly “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken” Ecc 4:12
If we did not have Christ as the center of our marriage, it been way easy a long time ago to give up when the honeymoon stage began to fade. But, since we strive to not look like the world, or live a marriage that the world portrays as some tv show, we live each day loving one another more by dying to our selfishness and sinful nature, and focusing on being different in a way that makes others want to know why we enjoy one anothers company, and we don’t yell at eachother and use degrading words toward one another and the list could go on.

As a wife I live by this quote from the book, Sacred Marriage–”to fully sanctify the marital relationship, we must live it together as Jesus lived his life–embracing the discipline of sacrifice and service as a daily practice.” Marriage is not something that just works itself out, it is something we have to DAILY work at. Marriage is commitment. Marriage is not just living together, but living life together. And I think I will end on that note….


Images taken by Christine Berry of Simply Bloom Photography.


Chandra Robinson (Pink & Pigtails) - November 29, 2011 - 5:06 am

I was truly blessed reading this. In addition, I see you are not only a gifted photographer, but anointed in other areas as well:)!! Thank you for your transparency as a woman, wife AND Christian!

karopink - December 3, 2011 - 5:01 pm

Loving and living each day thinking about what I can do for my husband keeps that love flowing between us. My husband does so much for me each day, little things that also keeps me focused on what I can do for him. Marriage does mean sacifice every day, but it is worth it in the end.

giannasnellphotographynna - December 5, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Thank you for giving Him glory in all things!!

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